Gang of six-impact on Xmas

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Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby mumbojumbo » 11 Sep 2020, 7:10am

There is a lot of hot air espoused by die-hard libertatarians,the sort who plead freedom and then moan about workers forming unions,taking industrial actiion and other activities considered iliberal.I think they have a point about Christmas.It will SPOIL Cheristmas,and here uis why

1.we will be unable toi have our neighbours,the Sowerby-Frosts to dinner,to apologise for playing music cloud,as we have three sons to the table
2.carol-singing sucks with five singers
3.there will be no communion
4.all the pubs will be less crowded on Xmas Eve,meaning places to sit
5.queueing longer in shops to buy sprouts which may even sekl out.
Will you still manage a great time?

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby mercalia » 11 Sep 2020, 1:24pm

When I saw the expression I thought it was a new Sherlock Holmes story to look out for.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby Syd » 11 Sep 2020, 1:53pm

I’ll have an even better time. I absolutely hate large groups of people.

Even 6 is too much but it’s a step in the right direction for me.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby rjb » 11 Sep 2020, 2:53pm

Scrooge rules. Bah Humbug. :lol:
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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby Mick F » 11 Sep 2020, 3:02pm

Farming Today this morning were interviewing a turkey farmer.
Seems like the larger birds won't be bought, so they are concentrating on smaller ones. Even then, they don't know how many (or few) they'll sell.

I can't stand turkey. Too big, too much meat, too "American", and still eating the damned thing into the new year! :shock:
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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby Si » 11 Sep 2020, 3:11pm

I have conducted a head count. Me, Mrs Si, cat 1, cat 2. Looks like a normal Christmas then. Maybe a bit less traffic on the roads for my Christmas morning ride?

TBH, I think that a lot of people might actually enjoy a smaller Christmas without all the hassle of buying so much food, all the cooking, the relatives fighting....stress , stress , stress

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby mercalia » 11 Sep 2020, 5:13pm

Si wrote:I have conducted a head count. Me, Mrs Si, cat 1, cat 2. Looks like a normal Christmas then. Maybe a bit less traffic on the roads for my Christmas morning ride?

TBH, I think that a lot of people might actually enjoy a smaller Christmas without all the hassle of buying so much food, all the cooking, the relatives fighting....stress , stress , stress


yes good idea, just a family xmas.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby Navara » 11 Sep 2020, 10:33pm

Same as usual here.
Me,Mrs Nav,2 offspring and pooch.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Sep 2020, 11:13pm

Our normal Christmas extends to seven - I suspect we’ll either do it anyway (no practical difference between one person from the household visiting us and all of them) or we won’t on the basis that we still haven’t had anyone else in the house since early March - and may continue to isolate.

The second wave is starting, and I am having to work out what criteria would cause me to leave the family here and go and shield at me parents...



What will happen is that people will have a series of groups and therefore manage even more commercialmass dinners and infection risks.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby landsurfer » 11 Sep 2020, 11:59pm

Our basic family is;
6 ...
Then there is 2 mothers of the children who we have to visit separately once a week ...
7 ...
Saturday mornings, 2 Grandparents visit ...
8 ...
Sunday mornings, 2 grand parents visit ...
8 ...

Once a month ... in sun or storm there is a barbecue ... all year round ...

12 ...

And it will continue whatever a pathetic, pointless, prime minister says ....
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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby mumbojumbo » 12 Sep 2020, 6:08am

Thats right-keep doing what is right for your fanily,and ignore advice of others.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby merseymouth » 12 Sep 2020, 8:36am

Put yourself it the village of Eyam back in the days of the plague? Just try and envisage the outcome if everyone chose to say stuff you when asked to try and avoid perpetuating the existence of the threat to our very existence?
We'e not being asked to cut ourselves off into certain death, just to participate in a collective action to eradicate this virus. Cut out th self, self, self attitude! Otherwise some families will find themselves taking delivery of a less than welcome kind of Christmas Box! Let's put a lid on the virus instead of the coffin. MM

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Sep 2020, 12:34pm

mumbojumbo wrote:Thats right-keep doing what is right for your fanily,and ignore advice of others.



No - keep to the spirit of the legislation...

Two households could be anywhere from 2 to 12 people fairly easily, and there is no practical difference between two households and two differently sized households.

But “do as you please” is what will cause the virus to spread rapidly, and that *will* kill many more people.

That’s why it’s not just irresponsible, but criminal.

Taking your logic further - why should I bother driving at 30, I can safely negotiate the road through town at 60....
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby Oldjohnw » 13 Sep 2020, 1:06pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
mumbojumbo wrote:Thats right-keep doing what is right for your fanily,and ignore advice of others.



No - keep to the spirit of the legislation...

Two households could be anywhere from 2 to 12 people fairly easily, and there is no practical difference between two households and two differently sized households.

But “do as you please” is what will cause the virus to spread rapidly, and that *will* kill many more people.

That’s why it’s not just irresponsible, but criminal.

Taking your logic further - why should I bother driving at 30, I can safely negotiate the road through town at 60....


I think mumbojumbo might be being ironic.
John

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Postby landsurfer » 13 Sep 2020, 1:13pm

And when Boris tells you to sacrifice your first born child to save us from C-19, after all thats what the science says, you sheeple will do it ..... No doubt your signing up as Covid Marshalls as i type ....
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